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NHS reorganisation in 2013 led to fall in cervical screening uptake, study finds

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1869 (Published 24 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1869
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

England’s reorganisation of primary care trusts into clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in 2013 led to a reduction in cervical screening uptake, a study has found.1

Areas that experienced more disruption from the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act 2012—for example, where CCGs were working with multiple local authorities rather than a single authority—had the biggest decline in cervical screening rates, found an …

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